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‘Roses for Rosendale’ Brings Lady Pink and Many Blooms to Upstate New York

‘Roses for Rosendale’ Brings Lady Pink and Many Blooms to Upstate New York

A community-fueled project in a small town in Upstate New York has the draw of Lady Pink, the well-known 1970s/80s NYC graffiti writer, who lends her art and name, and spearheaded the project.

Today we go outside our fair city for “Roses for Rosendale”, a town-sprucing initiative two hours north of NYC that just bloomed with a number of murals by artists whose names you’ll recognize like Shiro, Queen Andrea, Alice Mizrachi, Muck and others – along with some local talents.

Matt O’Connor from a design by Lady Pink. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)

On-the-spot veteran photojournalist Martha Cooper hopped the bus up there to catch the action and she reports that the heroes of the day were the many volunteers who assisted in every way to assure that the artists had what was needed to adorn many walls here.

“The rose murals were painted both on Rosendales’s charming vintage brick and clapboard buildings as well as on the shopfronts of a nearby strip mall,” the renowned graffiti and street art photographer Cooper tells us. “It was a sweet little festival in a non-urban location familiar to a lot of Brooklynites.” It is true that many New Yorkers, especially Brooklynites, escaped to this region in a huge wave along the Hudson River Valley after September 11th, and then again recently many city types ‘discovered’ this storied region after the Covid lockdowns chased them to find greener pastures.

“We have over 16 locations with over 35 volunteers painting,” says Lady Pink on her Instagram posting. “Professional and emerging artists, people who just wanted to help! Locals and artists from as far as Japan came to paint roses and beautify a town. It was a weeklong painting extravaganza that filled hearts with joy.”

Jenna Morello. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
The front facade was painted by Lizzy Dimuccio, Chloe Mosbacher from a design by Lady Pink. Side painted by Brian Curry. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
Jean Tansey. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
Jean Tansey. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
Thistle Pernot. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
Thistle Pernot. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
Lady Pink. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
Lady Pink. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
Stef Skills, Alice Mizrachi, and Queen Andrea. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
Chloe Mosbacher, Jennifer Jackowitz, and Phil and Amy Dooley from a design by Lady Pink. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
Baru. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
Lady Pink. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
Cheryl, Tim, and Mia. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
Cheryl, Tim, and Mia. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
Muckrock. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
Kira. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
John Breiner, DocTC5, Kira, and Halfguy. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
Kira, Doc TC5, John Breiner, and I Lovie NY. Roses for Rosendale. Rosendale, New York. (photo © Martha Cooper)
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BSA Images of the Week 01.13.19

BSA Images of the Week 01.13.19

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this time featuring Abe Lincoln Jr., Alexis Diaz, Brian Alfred, Celso, City Kitty, Cranio, Deih XLF, Diva Dogla, Dog Byste, Fales, Gane, Jenna Morello, MTO, Pleks, Raf Urban, Slomo29, Spaint, Uriginal.

Uriginal, Irene Lopez Leon, Deih.XLF, Slomo29. Wynwood, Miami 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jenna Morello (photo © Jaime Rojo)

City Kitty (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Alexis Diaz. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Raf Urban (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gane . Texas updated their wall on the LES in NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MTO. Wynwood, Miami 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MTO. Wynwood, Miami 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Spaint. Wynwood, Miami 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

PLEKS for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brian Alfred (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brian Alfred (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Cranio. Wynwood, Miami 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

False (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Abe Lincoln Jr. in collaboration with Maia Lorian phone booth ad takeover. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Diva Dogla (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dog Byte (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Celso. Wynwood, Miami 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled. The South. USA January 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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